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LAYERING THE GRAPE.
A Method of lro)uilou Which
Mun tlurtlenltnrleta Declare
la Ue Without a HIvaL
Layering is the simplest, surest and
easiest method of increasing the jt a p-,
and it the best way to grow them where
bat few vine are wanted, lliere are
two kinds of layers, called spring and
Mummer layer, from the seaaon at
which tkey are made.
Summer layer are made In the sum
mer, generally the hist of July, from a
branch of the same teuton's growth.
They are likely to be weak for several
year, and do not make as good plants
as the spring layer. In making them,
the wood should be slit for an Inch or
ao near the buds that are covered. llury
F",k. 1 represents a rooted layer. Fl S,
the rooted layer separated, m skins; two
about one foot of the cane four Inches
deep In the ground and it will be
rooted by late autumn, when it should
I be separated and treated as a young
vine; and it is generally best to get
them well started in a garden or nure
ery before planting in the vineyard per
manently. Spring layer may be mode by lay
ing down any cane early In the spring.
It will root in one season, liy fail it
will have made a good growth of roota,
when it may be cut from the main cane,
and if strong it may be divided into two
plants. This form- of layer is illus
trated in Figs. 1 and I. By a little dif
ferent treatment of the spring layer a
vine may be grown from each bud on
the layered- cane. For this, purpose
some thrifty cane should be selected In
autumn, pruned of its lateral and
buried. In the spring it should be un
covered and only one shoot permitted
to grow from each Joint. After the new
growth haa started about six tnchea
im m - i -a i. v-. ..Ah hud msklna a
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from ei ch bud the whole cane should
be layered about four inches deep,
handlin ? It carefully ao as not to break
the new growth.
Fig. 3 shows such a layer after ft
has rooted. It is a good plan to cover
It not more than three inches at first,
and to fill up the trench aa the shoots
grow. If covered four inches deep at
once the young growth will sometimes
rot, though this seldom happens, and
some skillful growers fill the trench full
at once. In the autumn roots will be
found growing from each Joint, and
theee" may be cut apart and treated aa
recommended for weak vines grown
from cuttings. If this method of prop
agation is to be used to some consider
able extent vines should be grown es
pecially for the purpose. It la not a
good plan to use fruiting vines for lay
ering to any great extent, though it
may be safely done in a small way.
Farm and Fireside.
A Orowtne- Evil Aatntf Wale the
runen of the Coaa trr Should
Through the middle states and in
soma parte of the south, a mischievous
trade it carried on during the winter
und the early spring. It t the slaugh
ter of iniect-deetroying birds, to be sold
as "reedWrds" In the city markets,
"lleedbird on toast" is a favorite dish
with the epicures; but the epicures sel
dom get the "reed birds" they order.
Authorities at Washington declare
that hundreds of thousands of robins,
bluebirds, cedar-birds, shore larks and
other insect-eating birds are killed for
ti t purpose every year. A single deal
er in Washington received 5,000 robins
in one shipment from North Carolina,
ar.d sold them ail aa reed birds.
Not only la the traffic reprehensible
as a commercial fraud, but It la a direct
and very grave injury to farmers, whose
fruit trees, shrubs and crops would be
serkiualy injured, and in some cases
ruined, if insectivorous birds were ex
terminated. Through the work of the men of sci
ence1 in the government departments at
Washington, our farmers are learning
the value of insect-destroying birds to
their fields and gardens. They are,
therefore, neglectful of their own inter
ests if they do not protest against thia
cruel and ruinous traffic, not only in
the name of humanity, but because of
the imperative needa of agriculture.
Bin Iaeoats from Forests.
The forests are considered one of the
most valuable national possessions in
the old countries. In Bavaria the forest
area is about one-third of the total area
of the kingdom. One-third of thia area
is owned by the government, which
haa spent since 1830 about $8,000,000 in
acquiring forest land. A regular sys
tem of forest culture la employed. The
yield per acre is generally large, valued
at abou' 81.M, and the net income of the
i auotrrtisf to about tifiWfiOO per
AH ARTISTIC IDEA.
Real Wr of TrrllUIng lllarkc
Raapberrlra Kulli Dwrlbed
Raid a farmer friend ho in very pre
Slue anil particular in nil kit work:
"M.v wife want inc to et Mime muck- af-.a to continue t' eir musical eilwcu
cap raspberries, lint Ihejf ure to thorny ti0Ils .,nj ul.o to get clittrcli positions
and struggle mound so much that 1 dis
like to have them ui'onnd. The time
spent in hand hoeing ami bothering,
saying nothing about the scratching,
makes me tired. Hut she Is certain she
wants them, and 1 shall htue to set out
some of the pesky things."
1 suggested drying the plants for a
out as u short !
few davs before settlti
way out of the difficulty.
"Oh, my wife Is too sharp for that."
he replied; "she will attend to the set
ting herself before the plants have been
delivered IS minutes, and she will
know, too. whether the plants are fresh
I taw at once Ihnt his wife was not
to be trifled with, and proceeded to
give him some hints about trclllaing
hit bushes after a fashion practiced by
an Kngllth gnnlener who began his
American experience about the time
the Doollttle raspberry wa brought
out, more than 40 years ago.
He set his plants about five feet apart
and between each two pair of plants he
set a stake six feet high. The canes
were allowed to grow at will without
pinching and naturally arched over as
wild canes may be seen to do in the
woods. ILalf the canes were bent each
way against a post and fastened with
bits of soft leather tacked to the pott
as grapevines are fastened to a build
ing. They were not fastened In a close
bundle, but spread up and down the
post for a foot or more, as shown in
Fig. 1. When the season was favorable
they would reach the ground and then
the tips could be layered if wanted.
In the spring the ends were cut back
far enough to prevent the fruit s get
ting dirty, and nothing more was done
until after picking, when the old wood
was out away and loosened from the
posts and the new wood fastened in
place, it having previously grown at
will. A plantation kept in thia way
had the rows snug and narrow until
nearly picking time, when the new
growth would sprawl somewhat, aa
shown in Fig. S, but aa cultivation was
stopped during July this did not mat
ter, Thia probably would not pay for
the commercial grower, but for the
careful amateur would be both neat
and novel.- . B. Pierce, in Ohio
ORCHARD AND GARDEN.
J Oive the young orchard good culti
vation until the tree cornea into bear-
In pruning the gooseberry and cur
i rant prune to secure a spreading, open
Powdered hellebore, either dry or in
I solution, ia a sure remedy for the cur
I rant worm.
I For all leaf-eaters the spray may be
used as soon aa the first leaves appear
on the trees.
Newly set strawberry plants should
tot be allowed to bear fruit; pinch off
To propagate blackberries cut the
roots into pieces two or three inches
long and plant them.
There is no advantage In planting the
j tender varletiea of vegetablea until all
; danger of frost is past.
A little wood oahes around each
strawberry plant will help in securing
more and better fruit.
One of the best ways of destroying
weeds on the lawn Is by cutting off close
and applying turpentine.
In nearly all cases it is best to leave
the mulch on the strawberry bed until
after the fruit has been harvested.
With blackberries and raspberries ft
is a good plan to give thorough cultiva
tion during the early part of the aeason
While clover cannot be excelled for
seeding down an orchard, it should not
be done until the trees are In bearing.
By planting all smalt fruits in long
rows the work of giving clean cultiva
tion can be done much more economic
ally. Curled leaf in the peach ia a disease
of a fungus character. It develops usu
ally after a cold spell, followed by a
period of warm weather.
It is only in exceptional cases that
it la advisable to keep trees or plants
mulched all the time. In the spring It
is often best to remove the mulch and
One good remedy for mildew on
gooseberries is to spray with potassium
sulphide at intervals of ten days or two
weeks during the season. St. Louis lie
public Qualltf Sacrificed to SIm.
Too much attention is being given to
size of fruit. Strawberries are grown
of mammoth size, and every year some
new variety is brought out, for which
it ia claimed that it "excels all others
in size." In the meantime there is a
sacrifice of flavor and quality. Fruit
growers who ship strawberries to mar
ket prefer a variety that will stand ship
ment well, but for home use it should be
the object to grow the varieties of the
best quality, making size secondary,
But few varieties equal the flavor of the
wild kinds, which are small as a rule.
SHE B D : ii1L
' 4 YounF; Wtiinnn It Iiu Got .- I'ealtfoe
White il.o (Ifetl Olrl l still
t urmpl(i) tl.
There were two young women sing
er w !io hum to New fork not lone
to support tltcinsthi s n,..i p,:v for their
lessons, s:ys the New York Times. The
absolute necessity of cnt rprise r.nd de
termination in at least making an ef- ,
fiirt to ooen everv nnanltmla floor in
New York is to be seen in the fortunes
of the two. Both were c;.ially anxious
IriP iVKItnnu nnil ,iiil.v ,M licnil ill
them. They were equally attractive
pirls and equally ladylike, but the one
felt that her efforts must be made only
through certain conventional channels
and the other made an application any
where site thought there was a possi
bility of u position, no n. titter how much
!t might be above what she felt she
eouW ,l0 or be,ow whnt sl'v ''"P111 to
singer being needed she presented
herself, and sung, always with increas
ing confidence. If she went to the
organist of a church and heard through
him that a certain man in theeongrego-
tion was the one upon whose vote a
singer came or went she immediately
presented herself to the man who wouhi
be the one person to help her to accom
plish her purpose. She was always
ladylike, but she developed that quulity
called "push." She knew thut she must
have a position to May in New York 1
and she got one. Now she is connect- ;
ed with one of the largest churches,;
while the other girl, who hn been in i
the city a longer time, is still waiting '
for an opportunity, I here mav be dif -
I ,iL ' .u
ferenees of character which presentob-
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unucsi um nun uir grcui coinpeiiuuu
In New York the girl who makes herself
heard Is the one who succeeds.
THE NEW "GOSPEL SCOUT."
With Ills Clever Minn He Induced
the KlntiK) Hoy lo Co to
A small Cleveland boy has s dreadful
stock of slang at his tongue's end, to
the grent grief and humiliation of his
mother, says the Cleveland l'lain Deal
er. A good deal of this slang he learns
in the st reet anil some of it hi gets from
a wicked uncle.
The other day, while out with his
sled, he had u bad tumble on the ice
and bruised his side quite severely. He
isn't too big a boy to be petted by
mamma, and he came hustling Into the
house to get her help and comfort.
He bounced into the parlor, and there
sat a kindly-faced gentleman, with big
dark eyes and a curling beard, waiting
to see the boy's mother.
This is the way the boy described
"I knew who It waa right away.
mam in a, and I said to him: 'Ain't you
th' new Gospel seout to our chureh?
An' he kind o' smiled an' said: 'You've
guessed it, my boy. I'm the new ser
mon ahnrp nt the brimstone shack
around the corner.' Say, mamma, he
bents i'ncle George clean out o' tight.
Uncle George doesn't know no slang
as good as that. Then he saw me
holdin' my side an' he tays: 'What'a
th' mntter? Cracked n slatT An sny,
mnfnmn, he juRt unbuttoned my jacket
nn" rubbed the pain away, mos' as
quick ns you could, an' I think he's the
nicest man I ever knew, except papa,
of course, nn' I told hi in I'd be sure
to come to henr him preach next Sun
day." THE CAT AND ITS MISTRESS
A Famous Painter of Fellaes Dle
cloteaaa Odd Secret lis
Louis Wain, the famous cut pointer,
has found out & secret, If a woman po.
setnes a cat und the cat, after being con
stantly with her, be suddenly removed
into a wider society, the characteristics
of its mistress in her most intimate
life will be developed in the creature.
savs the I'liilndclphia, limes. ir
niadame be snappy, her pet will scratch
and swear; if sulky, pussy will follow
suit The test is an unfailing one.
Awful are the possibilities which this
unsuspecting gentlemnn has let loose
upon us! No longer will it be possible
to hide our secret faults under a bland
ora gushing society demeanor. The man
who wishes to test his fair one need
only present her, under semblance of
love, with a baleful gift of a Persian
kitten; then, direfully hiding his time,
wait till that fateful ball of fluff shall
have come to cat's estate, when he will
bribe a maid to abstract the creature
from the safe retreat of a cuBhiony
boudoir; he will take it to his rooms;
ho will tease it and feed it on indigesti
ble viands; and then, when the feline
lady very naturally shows reaentment,
he will decide that her mistress has
an undesirable temper, and will prompts
ly break off his engagement.
Moral: Leave puss to the married
woman or to the confirmed old maid.
The gay young ellgibles should bestow
their affections upon the dog, who is far
too generous to tell tales out of school.
Charaeter In Lips,
The old popular notion that thin and ;
delicately formed lips indicate more
spirituality and elevation of charatter
than do thick, coarse lips ia controvert- I
ed in the Paris Bulletin of Anthro-1
poloffT bv Dr. A. IJloch, who says he has
made a thorough study of the subject
of Itpa from a scientific standpoint.
The popular impression, he avers, is
based on imagination, and the differ
ences In human lips depend on race dis
tinctions, as do the differences in the
aire and shape of noses.
The Queen's Pfaao.
Queen Victoria is the possessor of one
of the best-toned pianos in the world-
It is a mairniflccnt Geoririana, made of
Ambovna wood. There are in all 60
pianos In her various palaces.
She ufd to I - ro !n!
V.rt ahe b -unir il wlft;
To-Uay she I In Defer 1:1m
And rt things v.:h lier knife,
-Chli-aso Dai v NiWK.
I .V '.fJ
I. I ..IL' K
1 Wa' i
Ko's I can wear lint vt
Chicago Inter Ocean.
"Go! mnile the country," hut the men
Who handle tills and paste
Appear to think I hi r was a laek
Of dpenrutlvi' tHMe
McLubberty (annoyed by his son's
noise) Ifoikey !
Little Mike Sorrl
McLubberty Ol want to hear you
knpe perfect soilenee for dhe nixt tin
inin ules. just to see how ut will sound!
D' yes moind thotV N. Y. World.
Alwart the lirratett.
U'1,,,1 MM.al.lM lw.
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evidence of Statesmanship asked the
. ,, , 1
i civil service examiner.
"Ability to gel an office und hold It,"
promptly replied the applicant. Chi
Giugldou Did you send cards to
your friends announcing the birth of
your baby ?
Benedick Ne; none of my friends
are deaf. N. Y. Truth.
The Bearlaalna; of Her llulo.
Suite Papa, whnt makes a inun ui
wayt give a woman a diamond engage
.Her Father The woma
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